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Groupon settles class-action lawsuit for expired deals for more than $500,000

In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo, the Groupon logo is displayed inside the online coupon company's offices, in Chicago. A law firm pursuing a class-action suit against Groupon over expired deal purchases says the online coupon sharing site has agreed to a settlement of more than $500,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Rex Arbogast, File
June 23, 2013 - 1:06 PM

TORONTO - A law firm pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Groupon over expired deal purchases says the online coupon sharing site has agreed to a settlement of more than $500,000.

The Toronto-based law firm Sack Goldblatt Mitchell has posted a settlement notice to the website grouponclassaction.ca.

It outlines the terms of the settlement and how affected Groupon customers can submit claims.

Groupon offers "daily deals," which give users discounts on products and services.

But those deals have expiry dates, and the lawsuit relates to cases in which Groupon deals expired and the customers could not redeem the expired vouchers for the original purchase price.

For example, if a customer purchases a voucher that offers $40 in services for the discounted price of $25, they should be able to redeem the voucher for their original purchase price of $25 even after the deal expires.

The settlement is for customers across Canada with vouchers that expired before March 8 of this year, and who have attempted to redeem their expired voucher but have been unable to do so.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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